PDA

View Full Version : More pointless ramblings




Deepshade
Jun 18, 2010, 01:18 PM
Only one I've seen is....

10.6.4 now recognizes the i7 980x. (posted in thread Cindori Custom: Building an i7 Hackintosh by ValSalva)



Note: without wishing to upset anyone - can we please post info only - rather than have another collection of posts discussing everything :)

---------------
Renamed thread
from - Significant pointers to new MacPro release
I really can't see the point in starting or having a thread to pull together the most salient points if it just turns into another pile of individual conversational notes.
My apologies to those who posted something relevant.



PeterQVenkman
Jun 18, 2010, 01:20 PM
Only one I've seen is....

10.6.4 now recognizes the i7 980x.

That's what I'm talking about! Cool find!

ValSalva
Jun 18, 2010, 01:37 PM
Yes, here is the link (http://tonymacx86.blogspot.com/search?updated-min=2010-01-01T00%3A00%3A00-05%3A00&updated-max=2011-01-01T00%3A00%3A00-05%3A00&max-results=23).

Hopefully this is an indication of upcoming support for a new Mac Pro with a hexacore processor. Unsure if the new kernel hexacore support is only for the i7 980x and not for a Xeon one. Hopefully Tonymac didn't mention Xeons only because few who build a hackintosh use Xeons, although some do.

VirtualRain
Jun 18, 2010, 01:40 PM
This is the most credible rumor I've seen... (published March 18th)

Apple is putting the finishing touches on a pair of new products targeted at its professional customers, namely a larger version of its LED Cinema Display and a major update to its Mac Pro workstations, AppleInsider has been told.

Targeted for release by June is the Cupertino-based company's second LED-backlit Cinema Display, measuring 27-inch diagonal and largely resembling a slightly magnified version of its existing 24-inch model (review), which was introduced to much fanfare back in October of 2008.

Two people familiar with the upcoming display say its been lingering in Apple's labs for quite sometime, where it's frequently referenced by the unique identifier/codename "K59." The Mac maker is believed to have been waiting patiently for the cost of the larger LCD panels, which sport a resolution of 2560 by 1440 pixels, to shed some of their premium before introducing the model to market.

Thanks to the success of its 27-inch iMacs, which sport similar components, Apple's now believed to be in a position to market the display more affordably. The company also recently put behind it problems with the same size panels that slowed the momentum of its larger iMac offerings for several months following their October 2009 introduction.

Meanwhile, Apple is also wrapping up development of its brawniest update to the Mac Pro ever, also slated to arrive by June, despite external reports that inaccurately pegged its release to show up as early as January or as recently as this week.

While details are scarce, people familiar with the matter were stern in stating that Mac maker's plans call for a dodeca-core model, sporting a pair of Intel's latest Westmere-based hexacore chips for a total of 12 cores.

http://www.appleinsider.com/articles/10/03/18/apple_preps_27_inch_led_cinema_display_dodeca_core_mac_pro.html

Sun Baked
Jun 18, 2010, 01:44 PM
Wonder if they looked for any new machine identifiers or GPUs in there, or was this it.

With new machines Running 10.6.4.x

hugodrax
Jun 18, 2010, 06:38 PM
I heard the new Mac Pro will be the first desktop to have a high speed Josephson circuit logic.

J the Ninja
Jun 18, 2010, 07:10 PM
Wonder if they looked for any new machine identifiers or GPUs in there, or was this it.

With new machines Running 10.6.4.x

That stuff will probably be in a special build the MP ships with. Apple often does that to prevent 10.*.* releases from giving away new hardware.

theaero
Jun 18, 2010, 07:15 PM
Can't wait.... although I'm wondering whether or not to wait for sandy bridge, and pray for lightpipe, usb3, pciexpress3.0 etc.

Ravich
Jun 18, 2010, 07:34 PM
Is lightpeak supposed to replace SATA? Will it be faster?

deconstruct60
Jun 19, 2010, 12:46 AM
Only one I've seen is....
10.6.4 now recognizes the i7 980x. (posted in thread Cindori Custom: Building an i7 Hackintosh by ValSalva)


Mac Pro or targeted at a iMac update coming this Fall ? The refernced article says support for all Core-i3/i5/i7 models (not explicit, specific support the 980x.) . That would include any likely updates coming for iMac that are quite a bit under what the 980x footprint and price would require.

There is little advantage of the 980x over the 3680 since they are exactly the same price. Apple has never used the "extreme" anything, nor is the "extreme" line particularly price competitive against entry Xeon parts on price. Why would the Mac Pro ( which is suppose to support much larger than average RAM footprints) dump ECC in a "pro" box ?

P.S. It only makes sense if Intel is planning to leave the gap under the 3680 permanently open (there won't be 3620-3640 like offerings). At that point Apple would be forced to separate the SP and DP models. Not particularly going to lead to any huge price cuts ... just going to get less since the non Xeon offerings deliver less.

flatfoot
Jun 19, 2010, 12:52 AM
Apple has never used the "extreme" anything,

Yes, they did; the Core 2 Duo Extreme in, I think it was, the last white iMacs.

Vylen
Jun 19, 2010, 01:03 AM
Is lightpeak supposed to replace SATA? Will it be faster?

From Wikipedia:

"It is intended as a single universal replacement for current buses such as SCSI, SATA, USB, FireWire, PCI Express and HDMI."

Vylen
Jun 19, 2010, 01:07 AM
Yes, they did; the Core 2 Duo Extreme in, I think it was, the last white iMacs.

Wrong and right. They used the Core 2 Duo Extreme (X7900) in the first aluminium iMac (24" model)

flatfoot
Jun 19, 2010, 01:09 AM
Wrong and right. They used the Core 2 Duo Extreme (X7900) in the first aluminium iMac (24" model)

Ah, you got me. ;) But I said I wasn't sure.

VirtualRain
Jun 19, 2010, 12:36 PM
Only one I've seen is....

10.6.4 now recognizes the i7 980x. (posted in thread Cindori Custom: Building an i7 Hackintosh by ValSalva)



Note: without wishing to upset anyone - can we please post info only - rather than have another collection of posts discussing everything :)

---------------
Renamed thread
from - Significant pointers to new MacPro release
I really can't see the point in starting or having a thread to pull together the most salient points if it just turns into another pile of individual conversational notes.
My apologies to those who posted something relevant.

It was a nice try. :)

strausd
Jun 19, 2010, 12:47 PM
Renamed thread
from - Significant pointers to new MacPro release
I really can't see the point in starting or having a thread to pull together the most salient points if it just turns into another pile of individual conversational notes.
My apologies to those who posted something relevant.

haha most threads end up like that :(

deconstruct60
Jun 19, 2010, 04:53 PM
Wrong and right. They used the Core 2 Duo Extreme (X7900) in the first aluminium iMac (24" model)

As an option, not as a standard component of a "base , better , best" line up. It was in the priced higher than "best" custom config. However, yes technically have used it once; didn't look back through all the options sorry about that. They haven't been inclined to go with that option when there have been alternatives. It isn't like they have product lines every year built around Intel "extreme" offerings. Price/performance+features the "extreme" tend to be less than other intel offerings. Extremely popular with the tweaker crowd, but not particularly cost effective.